2022 Patient Outcomes

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Patients Served

In 2022, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) treated 859 patients.

Patients were treated for:

  • Stroke (24%)
  • Spinal cord injury (19%)
  • Brain injury (15%)
  • Neurological problem (11%)
  • Amputation of the lower part of the body (4%)
  • Orthopedic problem (2%)
  • General rehab and complex problems (20%)


Patient outcomes are affected by many factors, including severity of injury, previous health status, medical problems, and support systems. 

2022 Patient Outcome Averages:71% returned home or to the community after discharge from the rehab program

  • RIM’s average hospital stay was 21 days. However, length of stay is based on the unique needs of the persons served and based on the individual, the stay may be a longer or shorter amount of time.
  • Patients received three hours of therapy per day
  • Goals met or exceeded were 5% greater than similar rehab hospitals in the nation.
  • At times, patients may require further treatment in an acute care hospital and 14% were transferred to the hospital for further treatment before completing their rehabilitation program.
  • The average age of persons served at RIM was 56, with the program also serving adolescents with an average age of 16.
  • There were two RIM patient deaths, which is 0.05% greater than similar rehab hospitals in the nation

2022 Program Outcomes by Condition

StrokeBrain InjurySpinal Cord InjuryOrthoNeuroGeneral Rehab/MedicalAmputation, Lower Extremity*Adolescents*Burns*All Conditions
Number of Patients Treated204143167969515436711859
Patients Returned Home or Community after Discharge from Rehab Program71%71%71%76%65%73%100%71%100%71%
Average Days of Rehab Hospital Stay24193116191515141521
Average Hours of Therapy per Day2.432.432.
Goals Met Compared to Similar Rehab Hospitals in the NationBetterBetterBetterBetterBetterWorseWorseBetterBetterBetter
Patient's Average Age60495252596262165656
Patients Transferred for Medically Complex Care to Acute Care Hospital7%15%13%16%23%15%25%29%0%14%
Source: eRehabdata TM
*Amputations, Adolescents, and Burns are solely represented in the respective column

The Patient Is Our Purpose

Safety is our number one focus at RIM. Creating a program that safely meets the needs of the patient is very important to us. Feedback from the patient and their support systems are used in creating our annual plan.  

Our Patient Satisfaction

RIM uses feedback from patients after discharge to improve programs. Our patients were very satisfied in 2022. This was same or better than other similar rehab hospitals in the nation. We work to improved in areas where our patients are not very satisfied.

  • All patients with any condition reported being very satisfied after discharge including those treated for a stroke, an amputation, a spinal cord injury, or a brain injury.